Zion’s Pastor


Jeffrey P. Laustsen


Pastor Jeff Laustsen has served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church since May 2014.  A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, Pastor Jeff is a graduate of Ursinus College, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Zion, he served congregations in Linden and Waretown, NJ; Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Rockville Centre, NY.

Pastor Jeff serves as president of the Stratford and District Council of Churches and is a member of the Rotary Club of Festival City – Stratford. He has performed in community theatre with the Stratford Community Players, The Community Players of New Hamburg, and Perth County Players, and is a member of the Stratford Concert Choir.

Pastor Jeff and his wife Susan, an artist and musician, live in Stratford.